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Legal 297 Questions For The Final 1. What are some ways one can evaluate the truth in claims? There are various way one can evaluating the truth in a claim. One way is by using proper interview techniques. Whoever is conducting the interview must be aware of certain elements in order to have the witness produce the most truthful answer. Asking open-ended questions, not interrupting the witness while they are talking, and making sure the witness feels as ease and does not rush. Another way is by paying attention to the unique sensory details and the emotions of the witness. These details such as what the witness sees, smells, hears as the event is happening will help the judge or juror evaluate the truth in the claim. 2. What are some problems asylum officers have when deciding the truth of asylum cases? When asylum officers are hearing the stories of those who are trying to come into the US, the officer needs to see that the person has some established well-founded fear. Some of the problems officers have come with the stories. Some stories are
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Unformatted text preview: too similar and heard all the time so officers look for details. These details can sometimes help the person seeking asylum, proving to the officer that they did indeed face some sort of persecution in their homeland. Other times the details can work against them, as they might not be correct. Evidence given by the body, showing scars or broken bones are ideal in asylum cases, as it proves that there is a well-founded fear. 3. What is the conflict some have with victim impact statements? Not all states allow victim impact statements in court because of the emotion versus scientific evidence. The victim impact statement deals with the crime after the fact, and one sees how the crime or event has affected the victim’s life. The problem comes with the emotion in court. Sometimes judges are unable to divert their own emotions therefore there is an unfair factor in the case. Others believe its unfair to give the victim a voice, and then leave the defendant voiceless....
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